Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Joshlynn's Journey -Exercise

In the earlier months, morning sickness got in the way of doing a lot of things including my fitness routine. I was constantly having those mad dashes to the toilet 24/7.  It was extremely difficult for me to go anywhere feeling nauseous. Since it has mellowed out immensely I finally was able to get back into my fitness routine. Being active has been shown to be very beneficial for moms and babies. Experienced moms have shared with me that staying active and healthy through their pregnancies has helped lead to easier deliveries.

Here are a few ways I am staying active and adapting my workout routine to pregnancy.

I talked to my fitness center as well as my doctor about different levels of exercising during pregnancy. They both said it is generally safe to maintain the level of fitness you were at prior to pregnancy.

With that being said, I like to kick start my morning with 30 minutes of cardio everyday followed by moderate weight lifting. I'm quickly learning there are a lot of adaptions to make since I'm exercising for two now. For instance, I've noticed a big difference in my energy levels finding myself becoming tired more easily. So I make sure to pay close attention to my energy levels and heart rate during my workouts especially cardio.

I've never been good at remembering to drink water. Carrying a water bottle with me not only to the gym but everywhere I go really helps remind me to stay hydrated.

Some days I feel like I can run a marathon and other days I'm lucky if I get out of bed. I hope I can continue to feel good and stay active for the remainder of my pregnancy.

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